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Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.

Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.
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Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.

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Episodes

Running on Ritalin (and Adderall)

9/19/2016
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In this episode, we continue our discussion about ADHD with Dr. Lawrence Diller, a physician who has been treating patients with this disorder for over three decades and has testified before Congress as an expert witness to the President.

Duration: 00:44:19


Medicating Children: ADHD and Stimulants

9/12/2016
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While six out of every one hundred children receive a stimulant for ADHD, twice that number have been labeled with ADHD. Why this meteoric rise in the diagnosis of ADHD? Why this dramatic rise in the use of stimulants to treat ADHD in the past four decades? Rick Mayes explains.

Duration: 01:03:05


On Speed with Nicolas Rasmussen

8/29/2016
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We examine the meteoric rise in the use of Amphetamines in American culture and “America’s First Amphetamine Epidemic.”

Duration: 01:10:29


National Immunization Awareness Month: Vaccine Safety | Vaccine Controversy

8/22/2016
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Dr. Sweeny interviews nationally recognized experts to set the record straight on the controversy surrounding vaccines and the current state of the scientific knowledge surrounding vaccine safety. Our diverse group of experts includes a geneticist, a pediatrician, an infectious disease expert, an epidemiologist, an autism expert, and a mercury expert.

Duration: 00:34:46


Why We Make Medical Errors: Part I | Medical Malpractice | Patient Safety

8/8/2016
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Despite evidence-based guidelines, protocols, and algorithms becoming available, why have patient deaths due to medical error increased?

Duration: 01:03:34


General Anesthesia For Kids | Patient Safety | Pediatric Anesthesia Safety

7/25/2016
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Is anesthesia safe for infants and children? Does general anesthesia have any long-term effects on learning, memory, or behavior? Tune in for answers.

Duration: 00:58:16


Quest for Immortality: Part I

7/11/2016
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Dr. S. Jay Olshansky discusses the science (and pseudoscience) of aging and how we can influence it.

Duration: 00:43:58


Fukushima Update & Nuclear Power Safety: Part 2

7/4/2016
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Expert nuclear physicist, Dr. Kai Vetter, gives us an update on Fukushima five years after the meltdown.

Duration: 00:47:54


Fukushima Update & Nuclear Power Safety: Part 1

6/27/2016
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Expert nuclear physicist, Dr. Kai Vetter, gives us an update on Fukushima five years after the meltdown.

Duration: 00:50:05


Beautiful Breasts (Part 1)

6/14/2016
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Part one of our series covers everything you ever wanted to know about cosmetic breast surgery, but were too shy to ask.

Duration: 01:02:24


Presidential Election Primer

6/6/2016
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On today's show, Dr. Sweeny discusses the three remaining presidential candidates and their plans for healthcare with healthcare historian, Dr. Melissa Thomasson.

Duration: 00:58:18


When Surgeons are Salesmen, Be Very Afraid

5/29/2016
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Dr. Sweeny interviews the President of the Association of Medical Ethics about the issue of “Special Fraud Alert”, a warning issued by The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General regarding incentivized surgeries.

Duration: 00:47:04


Cell Phones and Brain Cancer: Update

5/27/2016
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This week, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences released a study which indicates that there may be a link between cell phones and brain cancer. In today's episode, we revisit "Cell Phones and Brain Cancer" with an update.

Duration: 00:59:35


Varicose and Spider Veins

5/23/2016
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Dr. Bruce Hoyle discusses varicose veins and spider veins.

Duration: 00:53:47


Medical Error: The No. 3 Killer in the U.S.?

5/17/2016
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Are medical mistakes one of the top major causes of death in U.S.? We talk with John James, retired chief toxicologist for NASA and founder of Patient Safety America, to find out.

Duration: 00:48:29


Earth Day 2016

5/9/2016
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Dr. Zoeller is a professor of biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is one of the principle authors of the World Health Organization and the United Nation's monograph on the state of the science of endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Duration: 00:55:38


The Late Great Planet Earth?

5/2/2016
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Is the eco-apocalypse upon us? Tune in to hear the science of Global Climate Change, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and the ramifications on the environment and all its life forms.

"Wheat Belly" with William Davis, MD

4/25/2016
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We talk with NY Times bestselling author, William Davis, MD, about "Wheat Belly" and all things grain.

Duration: 00:54:50


Ridiculous Healthcare CEO Salaries

4/18/2016
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Contrary to public perception, physicians are not the top wage earners in medicine. So who is? We examine the most inflammatory aspects of the Broken U.S. Health Insurance System.

Duration: 00:38:21


Broken U.S. Health Insurance System

4/11/2016
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In this episode, we examine the current expensive, for-profit, private health insurance system in the U.S., interview an expert from the industry, and discuss possibilities for healthcare reform.

Duration: 00:59:01

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